Fosscomm is the annual conference of the Greek Free Software communities. This year the event took place on November 7 & 8 at the Technological Educational Institute(TEI) of Athens. This time around openSUSE had quite the strong presence in the conference with 3 talks and a booth. openSUSE-el The Booth itself always had at least 3 persons busy answering questions with old time and some new contributors to the project and local community handling the organization and distribution of the swag in the booth and explaining the merits of our current structure, projects and releases.
I did a huge cleanup of my firefox profile today, which resulted in me removing tons of stuff (from dead bookmarks to useless addons to many other subtle or not that subtle stuff). The whole process helped to return firefox in a rather working/healthy state, but also served as a good reminder of something i had in mind for quite a while now. I wanted to document my firefox setup once i decided that it is stable or has reached a state that pleases me usability wise (hard if you consider all the changes that happened to it throughout the years).
Like every other conference in YAPC too day 3 was far less populated and way quieter. R Geoffrey Avery (rGeoffrey) - Dancer: Getting to Hello World A very nice and from the ground up talk from rGeoffrey, what i liked here is him going from the ground up showing the whole stack instead of bluntly talking about how to install run and end a ‘Hello world’ app.pl with dancer. As a small bonus he also showed the differences if you wanted to use mojolicious instead.
Today was pretty much a “Devops” day for me, both by watching most of the devops track and holding conversations mostly about/with devops people. Bradley Andersen (elohmrow) - Regex 101 This was a rather interesting talk in which Bradley went over the bare basics of regex, making an analysis and effective crash course about understanding them and starting to write sane regex. Unfortunately it was too beginner oriented for me but found it quite brilliant for someone who never saw regex before (or as some people like to say “ascii puke”).
Two weeks ago, i went to Sofia, Bulgaria but due to being extremely busy with other work these posts got a little delayed. In this series of posts i will describe the 3 days of the conference. YAPC::EU (short for “Yet Another Perl Conference::Europe”) is the annual conference of the European Perl community. This year the conference took place from August 22nd through the 24th at the Inter Expo Center (IEC).
Fosscomm is the annual conference of the Greek Free Software communities. This year the event took place on May 3 & 4 at the Technological Educational Institute(TEI) of Lamia. This time we organized the road trip with Pavlos Ratis (dastergon) from Thessaloniki. ##openSUSE-el Most of the greek community was recuperating from the long and tedious journey to Dubrovnik, Croatia for the Annual openSUSE conference where some had a series of presentations while the rest helped as volunteers there.